Vatican News


Former nuncio dies in Vatican residence while awaiting sex abuse trial
Aug 28 2015
A Vatican official has ordered an autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was found dead Aug. 28 in the Vatican residence where he was awaiting trial on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

Family prayer time can start with small, simple gestures, pope says
Aug 26 2015
The pope encouraged parents to teach their children to make the sign of the cross and pray before meals.

Popemobile shipped to U.S. ahead of pope's arrival
Aug 23 2015
More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in the United States, his ride landed on U.S. shores.

Penitential path: Theologians discuss promise, pitfalls of process
Aug 20 2015
The discussion at last year's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was lively – some media coverage made it sound like a battle.

Mary’s assumption shows life’s aim is to be with God, pope says
Aug 17 2015
Mary’s assumption into heaven and, in fact, her entire life show believers the great things that God has in store for them, Pope Francis said.

Ideals worth sacrificing for: Pope to challenge U.S. Congress, U.N.
Aug 13 2015
Pope Francis is expected to have a challenging message for Congress and the U.N.

Pope Francis to speak from lectern Lincoln used for Gettysburg Address
Aug 11 2015
A lectern with a distinguished past is about to have a distinguished future.

Pope designates Sept. 1 as World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation
Aug 10 2015
Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Milwaukee Archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with abuse survivors
Aug 05 2015
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a $21 million settlement with abuse survivors, according to an Aug. 4 announcement.

Ambassador expects pope to challenge Americans to live nation’s ideals
Aug 04 2015
The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes the pope is traveling to the U.S. to challenge the country’s people to live up to ideals.